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Global View
by Reuben Stern

This week we explore how documentary video and interactive technologies can be combined to tell new kinds of immersive, in-depth stories online. PART 1: NPR’s “Planet Money Makes a T-shirt” This Emmy Award-winning project, created by NPR, raised more than half a million dollars via Kickstarter to travel the world and document how T-shirts are […] more »

MobileShift
by Reuben Stern

This week we learn how Vox Media combines content, technology and advertising to reach a mass audience via its seven digital brands, including The Verge, SB Nation and Vox.com. PART 1: Quality product As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Bankoff explains, a big component of Vox Media’s operation involves blending proprietary technology, a collaborative culture and an emphasis on […] more »

Culture
by Ted Spiker

Attending a wedding in Ireland several years ago, Mark Little saw fellow guests looking at their phones, as they learned that Michael Jackson had died. Soon, the group was dancing to Thriller as a tribute to the late star. That dance, Little said, happened 15 minutes before the Los Angeles Times had even officially announced […] more »

BookShift
by Sarah Juckes

How do you write? Are you a pen and paper person? Or are you a jot-down-ideas-on-your-phone writer? For those of you on the lookout for nifty bits of tech to help you with everything from planning to writing the novel, here are some useful apps the team at CompletelyNovel have tried and tested with authors […] more »

Education
by Meagan Doll

Though “9/11 Stories: The Children,” an iBook produced by Rutgers University, began as an ordinary conversation between two seasoned journalists, the multimedia package consists of all but ordinary conversations. The iBook comes after a 9/11 Project course was offered in the spring of 2011, first imagined by former Rutgers professor Ron Miskoff and New Jersey Press Association […] more »

Storytelling
by Angela Washeck

No one can deny the ubiquitous nature of sensors. They are everywhere (even when we’re not aware of them), whether in the form of radar trackers, satellite imagery, biochips or drones. Simultaneously, the popularity of data journalism is rising and sensors will become a vital device for collecting, sifting through and interpreting data that journalists […] more »

NewspaperShift
by Reuben Stern

This week we learn how the social media news agency Storyful serves up user-generated content to news organizations, and we find out how the startup Eyeris measures viewers’ emotional reactions to video content. PART 1: Storyful Storyful is a social media news agency that scans the social web to deliver verified user-generated content to news organizations […] more »

Culture
by Patricia Aufderheide

Is diversity an afterthought in film fest programming, or is the production pipeline just really skewed toward the same race and class segregation as the rest of society? And is there anything to do about it? The SXSW lineup is only the latest to provoke that thought for me, and it’s AJ Schnack’s gutsy call to harder-edged, more thoughtful […] more »

Social Media
by Melanie Stone

Monday through Friday, Scott Kleinberg’s alarm goes off at 5:30 a.m. The Chicago Tribune social media editor then begins combing the web for news and trends, catching up on anything that happened while he was sleeping. Kleinberg scrolls through tweets, Facebook posts and ChicagoTribune.com articles to start. Around 8 a.m., he’s at the Tribune Tower, […] more »


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